Director addresses criticisms voiced on Twitter and says upkeep issues also being addressed
CHIANG MAI: Chiang Mai Tierpark has addressed claims of neglect subsequent posts to Twitter depicting animals plus grounds at the tierpark in what appeared to be the derelict state.
Zoo movie director Wuthichai Muangman and his staff held the news conference upon Saturday to respond to photos and text messages posted on Thurs by a Twitter consumer with over 1 ) 3 million fans. The name of the Twitter account was not given.
The blogposts prompted harsh critique of the zoo as they showed some pets in an apparent malnourished state and habitats in disrepair.
Discussing a photograph of an apparently underweight tiger vomiting into a polluted pond, Mr Wuthichai said the dog, named Khao Juga, currently weighs 38 kilogrammes, within the 30-40kg range appropriate for the age. Tigers are typically sleek creatures and might appear gaunt, he said.
Vomiting is regular behaviour for felines including tigers whenever they groom themselves and then cough up any hair, he added.
Addressing the pictures of the green pond, the tierpark head pointed out the particular growth was green plankton, a normal occurrence in fresh water that will not signify rot or even danger.
He also certain that other problems were being tackled, including reports of bird carcasses, that have already been confirmed to be the offspring of migrating birds passing with the zoo. Officials got inspected the carcasses to check for diseases and had incinerated them.
According to comments that parts of the Chiang Mai Zoo Aquarium were overly warm due to poor air conditioning, Mister Wuthichai said fixes had been commissioned to begin in October.
Any moss seen on seafood tanks was normal as the zoo maintains the most natural environment feasible for its aquatic creatures, he added.